Honda CB Shine user reviews

Overall rating:4.2 / 5123 ratings
5

Good bike poor servicing by company

3 years ago by11,967 views

I have been biking since 1991 and let me tell that this is the best bike i have used so far. It has style, power, reliability, decent fuel economy and comfort. Honda shine is a silent tiger on road although with some serious shortcomings. I have briefly listed the pros and cons for my honda shine bought in march 2010:

pros

  • - it has good pick up and maneuverability for navigating through dense and unruly indian traffic. Also you never feel the load of a pillion rider.
  • - It is designed for a very comfortable posture. Combined with robust shock ups, it ensures you have no back ache or fatigue for about 100 km ride.
  • - Refined engine with a pleasant sound.
  • - High reliability and durability - i have run it for over 30000 kms now and it still gives a brand new feel.
  • - Low maintenance – servicing at every 3000 km and oil change at every 2000 km will make sure you make no extra expenses on maintenance.
  • - A consistent mileage of about 45kmpl which is decent for this kind of power and pick up.

Cons

  • - missing fifth gear – for its power and pick up, the bike should have had a fifth gear to ensure smoothness on highway. It produces high vibration and sound on high speeds.
  • - Chain dislocation – the chain surprisingly gets off frequently due to dryness and loosening. Make sure you keep oiling and tightening the chain every 2 weeks.
  • - Common spare parts like chain cover, handle covers, front hood, indicators etc. Are not available at service centers especially when your model is over 2 years old. Honda keeps making minor changes in accessories every year and it ignores the old customers. Its like they expect us to buy a new bike every year.
  • - Honda has the most unresponsive customer support system. They never respond to e mails.
  • - The service centers are understaffed and underequipped. It takes a long waiting to get your bike serviced.
F

so if you are ok with a callous service and support from the manufacture, if you can deal with minor technology/design issues and are not high on mileage, honda shine is your best treat on road. It will give you a riding pleasure that no other bike can give.

Pros

power, comfort, handling, reliability

cons

chain, gear, service

  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 5

    Comfort

  • 4

    Value for Money

Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

More reviews on CB Shine

  • Pros:

    1. Good fuel economy

    2. Reliable engine

    3. Good riding posture

    4. Big seat

    5. Have a bhp more than its rivals

    6. Comfortable seat height

    7. Good service networks

    Cons:

    1. Need to check the chain and sprocket regularly

    2. Front headlamp console is shaking frequently

    3.

    Pros:

    1. Good fuel economy

    2. Reliable engine

    3. Good riding posture

    4. Big seat

    5. Have a bhp more than its rivals

    6. Comfortable seat height

    7. Good service networks

    Cons:

    1. Need to check the chain and sprocket regularly

    2. Front headlamp console is shaking frequently

    3. Braking performance is poor

    4. Small fuel tank

    Buying experience:

    neat and simply excellent.

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 3

      Reliability

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

    ...Read more

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  3Best bike  2 days ago by Uday

    This is a very good bike for the entry level or learner. Its fuel as well as pocket friendly bike. In city it give mileage of 50 kms and on highways 55-60 kms. For daily commuting its really best bike. As i said its for all purpose, because i am using it for daily

    This is a very good bike for the entry level or learner. Its fuel as well as pocket friendly bike. In city it give mileage of 50 kms and on highways 55-60 kms. For daily commuting its really best bike. As i said its for all purpose, because i am using it for daily commuting, long ride, carrying heavy weight, so its multi purpose. Riding quality of this bike is really good. You have comfortable riding position also for pillion rider. A seat of bike is good in length, handling quality is also good. Company offers combi brake system that provide great stopping power with more stability. For look i will rate it 3.5 out of 5 because it doesn't have sporty look. Regarding power you will never feel lack on city road but on highways you will miss 5th gear, because after 60 you will feel stress on engine but not much vibration. I myself completed 28000 kms in 2.5 years but doesn't have any major problem yet. Always use oil of grade 10w30, recommended by honda. Any other oil you can but it will not give guarantee of desire mileage. Motul 5100 10w30 is the best engine oil for this bike. Never run this bike above 70 kms, it will go but your engine will die very soon. Bike have very low maintenance cost, but spare parts of honda are costly compared to other brands like bajaj and hero. Always drain out oil after 2000 kms for long engine life and change air filter after every 5000 kms. Lets see what are the pros and cons of this bike

    Pros :

    Good mileage.

    Trusted honda engine

    Good pic up

    Low maintenance cost

    Vibration free

    Ground clearance

    Combi brake

    Comfortable riding position

    Cons

    No stylish look

    Stiffer rear suspension

    Chain loose frequently

    Costly honda parts and service charges

    Pathetic after sale service by honda

    Missing 5th gear

    Low headlamp focus

    Need little bit wide rear tyre

    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

    ...Read more

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  5Shandar samajdar 3 days ago by Khalid

    Buying experience one of my friend advise me to buy this bike, he is riding his third same bike.

    Riding this bike for long distance joyful very smooth less sound no vibrations.

    Look about the bike is dam beautiful look have this bike. Excellent performance. Servicing

    Buying experience one of my friend advise me to buy this bike, he is riding his third same bike.

    Riding this bike for long distance joyful very smooth less sound no vibrations.

    Look about the bike is dam beautiful look have this bike. Excellent performance. Servicing and maintenance good and have to do on time,

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 3

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 5

      Value for Money

    ...Read more

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  5Cb shine is fine 4 days ago by Durga Prasad

    1. Looking appearance superb, easy to drive. Its not get back pain where you want to go peaceful drive. Back space is also very convenient seat & as well especially for ladies. It gives good millage. It's very useful for middle class families economical price. Drum is

    1. Looking appearance superb, easy to drive. Its not get back pain where you want to go peaceful drive. Back space is also very convenient seat & as well especially for ladies. It gives good millage. It's very useful for middle class families economical price. Drum is perfect to the bike and suspension...

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 4

      Value for Money

    ...Read more

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  3Nice but not good  5 days ago by Rishabh Bhardwaj

    Bike looks nice ,with a good average, strong and can be considered nice but suffers problem in gear shifting and requires service after any long ride.... Although the latest version of cb shine is better....... So according to me latest version of the bike is good and

    Bike looks nice ,with a good average, strong and can be considered nice but suffers problem in gear shifting and requires service after any long ride.... Although the latest version of cb shine is better....... So according to me latest version of the bike is good and can be considered......As it do not suffers from the gear shifting problem.

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 2

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

    ...Read more

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  5Amazing  1 week ago by Sudhir Chauhan

    Really a good experience with honda shine.

    Its good to ride in city with 10 bhp and 125cc with 55_60 kmpl.

    It would one of the true bike for Indian market to compete with other brand.

    The throttle response is really amazing comping 125cc segement bikes.

    Best regards to

    Really a good experience with honda shine.

    Its good to ride in city with 10 bhp and 125cc with 55_60 kmpl.

    It would one of the true bike for Indian market to compete with other brand.

    The throttle response is really amazing comping 125cc segement bikes.

    Best regards to honda to innovate and upgrade this model.

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 3

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    ...Read more

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  5Super 1 week ago by Ganesh

    Super bike with comfortable. Looking gorgeous. Really very but chain problem occurs. Smooth riding and long ride is super with comfortable. Mileage is also super and it is worth for price super bike with comfortable. Looking gorgeous, but chain problem occurs. Smooth

    Super bike with comfortable. Looking gorgeous. Really very but chain problem occurs. Smooth riding and long ride is super with comfortable. Mileage is also super and it is worth for price super bike with comfortable. Looking gorgeous, but chain problem occurs. Smooth riding and long ride is super with comfortable. Mileage is also super and it is worth for price

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    • 5

      Value for Money

    ...Read more

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  4Cb shine review 1 week ago by Ashutosh Pandya

    Buying exp is good at bhuj.

    Service centre of bhuj is not better they don't take care

    Riding daily 35 k.M. Is good

    Pros. Average...Performance

    Cons....Less stylish look and starting problem after putting bike idle for 3-4 days

    Bike is quite good for daily running but not

    Buying exp is good at bhuj.

    Service centre of bhuj is not better they don't take care

    Riding daily 35 k.M. Is good

    Pros. Average...Performance

    Cons....Less stylish look and starting problem after putting bike idle for 3-4 days

    Bike is quite good for daily running but not given look of a stylish bike.>

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 3

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 2

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

    ...Read more

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

  •  4Awaesome  1 week ago by Kamal Kishor

    1 buying this is one of favourite choices because for daily use we can use it comfortable

    2. Riding experience is too good because you never tired . Seating i so comfortable that u can easily seat on it.

    3 looks are gorgeous

    4 maintenance is very cheaper as compared to

    1 buying this is one of favourite choices because for daily use we can use it comfortable

    2. Riding experience is too good because you never tired . Seating i so comfortable that u can easily seat on it.

    3 looks are gorgeous

    4 maintenance is very cheaper as compared to other and service is also very good

    5. Very good bike.

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 5

      Value for Money

    ...Read more

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  3Not worth for youngsters  1 week ago by Gunasekaran V

    I own this bike.. I have ridden on this bike for more than 50000km. This is just a bike. For this much rate, u can go for some other bike.. This is not suitable for youngsters. If you go more than 50km speed, it will give you lambo sound ??. Vibration is like nokia

    I own this bike.. I have ridden on this bike for more than 50000km. This is just a bike. For this much rate, u can go for some other bike.. This is not suitable for youngsters. If you go more than 50km speed, it will give you lambo sound ??. Vibration is like nokia 1100 mobile you can hear it from 1km away. Gear is having issues sometimes in all the cb shine bikes.Not suitable for long ride.. Long ride in the sense just 70-100 km.. In this price range there are so many comfort and mileage bikes available in the market.

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 3

      Reliability

    • 2

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 3

      Value for Money

    ...Read more

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

Why do you want to report it abuse?

Comment

Honda CB Shine

4.2 (122 ratings) 57 reviews

Ex-showroom, Mumbai

 50,615
View model details

Rate your bike

Share your experience about this bike

Expert Reviews on CB Shine

Honda CB Shine vs Honda Activa 125: Comparison Review
Honda CB Shine vs Honda Activa 125: Comparison Review
20 June 2016
Ranjan R. Bhat

Scooters are the flavour of this age After their monumental rise fall and the recent resurgence in the Indian market scooters have now become the cash cows for several two wheeler manufacturers in the country While the Activa and the Splendor continue to be embroiled in a...

Read all expert reviews

Why do you want to report it abuse?

Comment

Please tell us your city

This allows us to provide relevant content for you.

Please enter your city
Confirm city